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EBU announces change to presentation of televoting results for Eurovision 2019

The EBU has confirmed via that the method of presenting the televoting segment of the results in the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest is being changed. This will come into effect from the 2019 contest.

And finally, Austria receives 71 points which is not enough to overtake Israel!

Previously, the televoting points each nation received were revealed in reverse order of their televoting success. Following the change, the televoting points per nation will now be revealed based on their position in the already-announced jury vote. For example, if the new system was in place in 2018, the last country to receive their televoting points would have been Austria following their victory in the jury vote despite only receiving 71 televoting points.

The full statement from is as follows:

In 2019, the presentation of the votes changes slightly. The order in which the televoting results are revealed is determined by the ranking of the jury result. The announcement of the televoting results will start with the country receiving the fewest points from the juries and end with the country that received the highest points from the juries. The presenters shall announce the sum of points that each song has received from the votes of the televote across all participating countries.

Ryan Cobb

My first memory of watching the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 2001 and, over the years, my passion and enthusiasm for the contest has very much turned into an obsession. I adore music and I love geography, so this contest is a natural fit for me. If la la loving Eurovision was a crime, I'd certainly be a criminal!
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